Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today that Sea-Logix, LLC - a dedicated trucking company for global cargo and logistics transport company The Pasha Group - has selected Ryder as its Full Service Lease (FSL) and Mobile Maintenance provider for a fleet of 56 brand new Volvo tandem axle tractors. Under the FSL agreement, Ryder acquires vehicles according to Sea-Logix's specifications, provides maintenance and fleet support services, and manages vehicle disposal. Under the Mobile Maintenance agreement, Ryder performs maintenance at Sea-Logix's Port of Long Beach and Port of Oakland locations, where Ryder certified technicians use fully-equipped, customized maintenance trucks to keep the company's fleet on the road.

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Sea-Logix's brand new fleet of Volvo tandem axle tractors leased from Ryder. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sea-Logix's brand new fleet of Volvo tandem axle tractors leased from Ryder. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We needed people who were up to date with the latest breakthroughs in technology to maintain our tractors," said Jacob Dailey, Operations Manager, Sea-Logix. "It's gone from knowing how to work a wrench, to understanding the comprehensive brain of a tractor, and Ryder's technicians are able to do just that."

Thanks to Ryder's maintenance solutions, Sea-Logix no longer has to deal with the impacts of down time, which successfully enables it to meet its 96 shifts a day. Losing a tractor for a day equates to a loss of two shifts on a tractor, which if multiplied over a week's time reflects a loss of 10 shifts. Ryder's reporting capabilities have also provided Sea-Logix with a great deal of insight into how to run its fleet as efficiently as possible based on factors such as miles per gallon driven. Mr. Dailey said that its tractors have turned into assets thanks to the visibility the company has gained through Ryder's expertise.

The Volvo trucks in Sea-Logix's fleet come equipped with a new state-of-the-art I-Shift transmission and some of the latest environmental features, including Greenhouse Gas Complete Vehicle Certification and Greenhouse Gas Highway Application; this allows for a 2-mile per gallon improvement.

"Ryder is thrilled to partner with Sea-Logix," said Dennis Cooke, President of Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. "It is our job to help ensure that their shipments make it to the end customer on-time, every time, and we look forward to meeting those expectations by providing them with the best customer service and technicians in the industry."

Sea-Logix offers trucking and warehousing services in the major west coast shipping hubs of Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif. The company is a leading shipper of containerized freight between the Mainland U.S. and Hawaii.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube .

About Sea-Logix, LLC

Sea-Logix, LLC, a Pasha Group company based in San Pedro, CA, provides integrated trucking and warehousing services in the major West Coast shipping hubs of Los Angeles and Oakland, California. The Pasha Group, established in 1947, is a family-owned, third-generation diversified global logistics and transportation company that provides port processing and total supply chain management for finished and privately owned vehicles, stevedoring for vehicles, breakbulk and container cargos, auto hauling services with its truck fleet throughout the contiguous United States, domestic and international relocation services, and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes. Pasha operates facilities at the ports of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Grays Harbor, Washington; Newport News, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; and Port Manatee, Florida.

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